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SDCC 2016: “Kong: Skull Island” Makes The Big Ape Bigger


It’s been eleven years since Peter Jackson put his stamp on King Kong by making everything ten times louder and ten times longer. (I’m not a fan of that one.) As far as the rotation of classic movie characters goes, I didn’t think we’d see Kong back so early (it’s only one president later, come on), but here he is.

And has he been eating his greens or what? We only catch him in silhouette in this first trailer for “Kong: Skull Island,” but his head alone is bigger than Brie Larsen’s entire body! Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts told EW it was done to create a sense of awe. “The thing that most interested me was … how big does this creature need to be, so that when you stand on the ground and you look up at it, the only thing that can go through your mind is: ‘That’s a god.’”

The twist this time? Kong doesn’t even make it off Skull Island before he starts getting attacked. The staff is calling it less of a monster movie and more of a war movie. The moment word about the giant ape gets out, the common consensus is “blow it up.” I would say stars Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Hiddleston, and the aforementioned Larson stand a chance of saving him, but….we know how this ends by now. But what do you expect from a period movie set in the savage 1970’s?

The Comic-Con trailer can be viewed below. “Kong: Skull Island” opens March 10, 2017.